SOURCE: Sony Canada

Sony Canada

September 04, 2013 12:28 ET

Open Up to the New Reader™ From Sony -- With Integrated Snap Cover and an Even More Satisfying Reading Experience

Feels Like a Book, Reads Like a Book

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - September 04, 2013) -

  • Slim, light Reader™ with included protective snap cover that's beautifully comfortable to hold
  • Higher-resolution, paper-like screen for hours of smooth, flicker-free page turns
  • Take hundreds of authors with you; download more with Wi-Fi
  • Quick Charge in 3 minutes gives power to read a whole novel*

Open up to a smarter, more satisfying reading experience. Slim, light and a pleasure to hold, the new Reader™ from Sony re-writes the book on eReading.

Pencil-thin and the size of a small paperback, it's the only e-Reader that includes its own protective snap cover. Don't fiddle with power buttons or menus: just open the cover and instantly carry on reading from where you left off. With its integrated snap cover, new Reader™ is perfectly balanced for comfortable one-handed reading when you're in bed, on the couch, or standing in a crowded rush-hour train.

Sony's most advanced Reader™ builds on the success of previous models, giving book lovers an immersive experience so natural you'll forget you're reading from a screen.

"It's our highest resolution ever on a Reader™ device; the paper-like E-ink screen is sharper and clearer than ever before, with crisp text that's wonderfully easy to read says Tim Algate, Marketing Manager at Sony Canada. Every page turn is beautifully smooth, too. Thanks to advanced page refresh technology by Sony, you can stay focused on the story with an unprecedented 4 hours of flicker-free page turns. Press the forward/back page turn buttons or simply swipe the touch screen to read on -- it's wonderfully intuitive. When you're done, close the cover to save power and protect the screen until you're ready to read again."

Feel the need to read but don't have time to hang around? A three minute Quick Charge gives enough battery power to read a chunky 600-page novel in the time it takes to grab a coffee*. Fully charged, the battery lasts for two months of regular reading -- plenty for the longest, laziest holiday.

There are plenty of tools built-in for true book lovers. Touch a word on-screen to look it up in a choice of three multilingual dictionaries including English, French, and Spanish, as well as a range of translation dictionaries.

Built-in Wi-Fi® enriches your reading experience whenever you're near a hotspot. Google® the author's name or update your Facebook page with memorable quotes. Easily scribble handwritten notes or underline key passages on the touch screen: Evernote® saves your comments and highlighted passages for future reference.

Being connected puts an even wider world of stories at your fingertips. Buy eBooks direct from Reader™ Store, without connecting Reader™ to your PC. You can literally carry an entire library in your hands. There's space in the internal memory for 1200 eBooks -- or insert an optional MicroSD card to store tens of thousands more. Support for the open EPUB format lets you purchase stories from a huge range of online stores. You can even borrow EPUB eBooks from your local public library directly from the device.

Reader™ Store is the purpose-built eBook store from Sony that brings Canadian customers their favourite local and international eBooks, spanning best-sellers, classics, new authors and more. Reader™ Store's clear, uncluttered design enables book lovers to search effortlessly for their favourite titles, discover new eBooks and authors and find promotions and special offers. To get started, just tap the "Reader™ Store" Button to gain access directly from the device. Reader Store content is also supported on free Reader™ Apps for Android, iOS, PC, and Mac.

Want to keep reading long into the night? There's an optional cover with integrated light that snaps on to your Reader™, bathing each page in smooth, natural illumination.

The new PRS-T3 Reader™ from Sony will be available at Sony Store retail locations and participating retailers nationwide this month for around $129.99, including an integrated snap cover and CAD$10 credit at Reader™ Store**.

* Reading 1 minute/page up to 600 pages via AC adapter.

**Free account registration at Reader™ Store required. Not convertible to cash. Limited time offer.

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About Sony of Canada Ltd.

Established in 1955, Sony of Canada Ltd. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation, of Tokyo, Japan, a world leader in High Definition. Sony's market-leading connected devices include Sony Internet Player with Google TV™, Blu-ray Disc™ player, BRAVIA® television, Cyber-shot® digital camera, Handycam® Camcorder, Sony Tablet®, VAIO® computer, Sony Reader®, broadcast cameras, IPELA security camera and video conferencing, and many innovative products that deliver a true entertainment experience. Sony Entertainment Network offers the ultimate destination to watch, listen, play, and connect across Sony connected devices through one convenient account.

Sony is one of the most comprehensive entertainment companies in the world with a portfolio that includes electronics, music, movies, games and online businesses. With headquarters in Toronto, sales offices in Vancouver and Montreal and distribution centres in Coquitlam, British Columbia, and Whitby, Ontario, Sony Canada employees support a network of more than 500 authorized dealers and a number of Sony retail locations across Canada.

Sony Canada is devoted to the betterment of children, the environment, and the community. Through the Sony Canada Charitable Foundation (SCCF), Sony Canada aims to maximize its support of charitable and philanthropic organizations, including Make-A-Wish® Canada, the United Way of Canada and Earth Day Canada.

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